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Shell fighting oil leak in North Sea

August 12, 2011 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it is trying to stop oil leaking from a flow line at one of its drilling platforms in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.Spokesman David Williams confirmed the leak was ongoing Friday and he referred further questions to a company statement. Shell said it cannot...

London police say nearly 700 charged over riots

August 12, 2011 11:50 am | by JILL LAWLESS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of extra police officers were stationed on Britain's streets Friday, as the country faced its first weekend since riots raged through suburbs and town centers, leaving a scarred landscape of broken glass and torched buildings.Police in London, which saw the worst violence, have...

US rig count up by 39 this week

August 12, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 39 this week to 1,959.Houston-based drilling product provider Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,055 rigs were exploring for oil and 896 for natural gas. Eight were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago...


Verizon gets injunction against NJ picketers

August 12, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon Communications Inc. has received an injunction to limit picketing by striking union workers in New Jersey.Company spokesman Rich Young says it made the move after dozens of reports of sabotage, harassment and obstruction at its facilities.The injunction issued Thursday night by a state...

Earnings schedule for week of 8/15/2011

August 12, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayEstee Lauder Cos. releases quarterly financial results.Lowe's Cos. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdayDell Inc. releases quarterly financial results.Home Depot Inc. releases quarterly financial results.Saks...

Audio Archive: Growing Wind Power

August 12, 2011 10:42 am | News | Comments

Can the growth of the wind industry substantially reduce our dependence on fossil fuels? And if so, how soon? What evolutions in technology, policy, and economics are necessary to drive that growth? What are the obstacles to a large increase in wind power? Listen to the Energy Collective explore...

New Improved Process Sensors Model MB35 Infrared Thermometer

August 12, 2011 9:04 am | by Process Sensors Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Process Sensors Corporation is proud to release its’ new improved high accuracy, low temperature, Metis Model MB35 sensor series, to its line of precision non-contact infrared pyrometers.

China's Enthusiasm for High-Speed Rail Stalls

August 12, 2011 8:52 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's infatuation with high-speed rail soured at bullet train velocity. Six months ago, the rail network was a success symbol and the basis of a planned high-tech export industry. But after a July crash that killed 40 people, Beijing has suspended new construction and is recalling problem-plagued trains, raising questions about the future of such prestige projects.


J.W. Winco’s Push Button Adjustable Levers

August 12, 2011 8:50 am | by J.W. Winco | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco, Inc. has announced it now offers series GN 303.1 Zinc Die-Cast Adjustable Levers.

Judge outlines plan for trial over Gulf oil spill

August 12, 2011 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge on Friday outlined his plan for conducting a trial designed to assign percentages of fault to the companies sued over last year's deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and Gulf oil spill.U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who oversees tens of thousands of claims spawned by the...

Orion spaceship set for new round of tests in Colo

August 12, 2011 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A spaceship Lockheed Martin is building for NASA is being prepared for the next round of tests as engineers attach a tower designed to lift the ship and its astronauts to safety if something goes wrong during launch.Lockheed Martin said Friday the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and abort...

DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 Complete Flight Overview

August 12, 2011 8:45 am | by Robotpignet | Videos | Comments

The Falcon HTV-2 is an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at incredibly fast speeds, Mach 20 (approximately 13,000 miles per hour).

SERAPID’s Push-Pull Systems for Automate Die Handling

August 12, 2011 8:31 am | by SERAPID | Serapid | Product Releases | Comments

SERAPID, Inc recently supplied several push-pull systems to Reed City Tool  to automate their die handling process.

University of Minnesota Researchers Reveal Wikipedia Gender Biases

August 12, 2011 8:29 am | by University of Minnesota | News | Comments

Computer science researchers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering are leading a team that has confirmed a substantial gender gap among editors of Wikipedia and a corresponding gender-oriented disparity in the content.

Better, Faster, Cheaper: Doing Business with the Sun

August 12, 2011 8:03 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

To date, only some 2% of electrical current in Germany comes from solar energy, because solar cells are costly and complicated, particularly in production.


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